It’s the unique town of the province overlooking the sea and it spreads out along 32 kilometres of jagged coast on the Tyrrhenian sea.
The coast is streaked with inlets, caves, rocks and banks, as it is mounted in a particular geographical and environmental place. The beaches are many and all different; one of them is faced with Santo Janni island. It’s the most splendid seascape in Italy so it’s known as “the pearl of the Tyrrhenian”. The city centre offers a huge variety of buildings and monuments of great historic and architectural value and among them there are a lot of churches: indeed Maratea is also known as the city with 44 churches, each one rich of artistic tokens. You can admire a lot of works of art in the churches of the city centre such as San Vito church which is the most ancient, Santa Maria Maggiore which is in the square having the same name, the Annunziata where you can find a marble bas-relief and San Biagio shrine. In all the churches you can admire late Byzantine and seventeenth- century frescos, millenary lions in stone, sixteenth- century tables and nineteenth- century paintings from Naples, antique armorial bearings, eighteenth- century wooden choirs and a lot of other works of art.